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Boeing Inks 777X Deal With Japanese Suppliers

June 12, 2014 9:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Japanese manufacturers will make about 21 percent of the new plane's structural components, including fuselage sections and landing gear wells.                              

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U.S. Records $130B Budget Deficit

June 12, 2014 9:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The overall imbalance so far is far smaller than it was the same period last year, putting the country on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.                            

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Senators: FDA Cheese Rule Hurts New York

June 12, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's U.S. senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to issue better guidance for cheese aging, arguing that New York cheese makers will be hurt if they can't use wooden boards to age their cheese.           

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Chemical Recycling Across the American Heartland

June 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

In addition to their insight on new opportunities within the custom tolling and chemical reclamation marketplace, the technological approach embraced by ORG CHEM Group has been key to their growth and differentiation within a very competitive industry.

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GM CEO and Chief Investigator To Testify

June 11, 2014 2:11 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.                

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Boeing Shows Off Its Replacement for the Space Shuttle

June 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Boeing shows off a mock-up of a spacecraft that could be the first to carry astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into orbit since the shuttle's retirement nearly three years ago.                     

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AMA Policy Backs Strict E-Cigarette Restrictions

June 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.                                      

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Franchises File Lawsuit Against Seattle for Equal Treatment

June 11, 2014 1:56 pm | by International Franchise Association (IFA) | News | Comments

The complaint alleges the new law illegally discriminates against franchisees and improperly treats them not as the small, locally-owned businesses they are, but as large, national companies.                  

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Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Take the Lead

June 11, 2014 1:47 pm | by Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | News | Comments

About 63 percent of women in the non-agricultural labor force are self-employed in the informal sector in Africa, more than twice the worldwide rate, according to World Bank data.                     

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Court Backs NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Plan

June 11, 2014 1:37 pm | by Karen Matthews, Associated Press | News | Comments

A plan to remake the New York's yellow cab fleet by requiring owners to purchase Nissan minivans is legal, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.                                

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EU Investigates Apple, Starbucks, Fiat Tax Deals

June 11, 2014 1:35 pm | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into tax deals that Apple, Starbucks and Fiat struck with some European countries, the start of a wider push to keep multinationals from taking advantage of loopholes.   

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Mitsubishi, Siemens Mull Joint Alstom Bid

June 11, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and German rival Siemens AG say they are considering making a joint bid for parts of French engineering firm Alstom.                            

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Lew: Economy Still Facing Major Challenges

June 11, 2014 1:31 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the economy should grow at much stronger rates the rest of this year as the country overcomes the impact of a harsh winter.                           

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Non-Foaming Machining Coolant

June 11, 2014 10:02 am | by Wallover Oil Company | Product Releases | Comments

WS 8800 is a high performance, chlorine-free coolant for machining and grinding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys and cast iron.

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Fight Continues Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey

June 11, 2014 9:55 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

A battle between two worldwide liquor companies is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style.                              

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Workers Safe After Blasts at Montana Plant

June 11, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Explosions and a fire rocked a fiberboard plant Tuesday in northwest Montana, but all of the workers inside were safely led from the building, and no major injuries were reported, authorities said.               

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by Johnny Clark, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.                            

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Ultra-Rugged Mobile Device for Industrial Settings

June 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Two Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The first in a series of hard-shell mobile devices designed specifically to withstand hard use in industrial environments has been developed by Two Technologies. 

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Toyota Expands Recall for Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.             

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Airbus Loses Order for 70 Planes

June 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emirates Airlines has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 aircraft, a blow to the manufacturer that has seen its share price sink 4 percent in morning trading.                          

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